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Feb
28
2008

WASHINGTON - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), an international non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices, tools, and methods for online safety, has announced that FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam will join the Internet Safety Technical Task Force as a board member.

Feb
11
2008

Berlin - An international experts' survey assigns the task to prevent children from encountering unwanted and harmful content on the Internet with highest priority to parents and pedagogues, while policy makers, companies, and the police are seen as carers with less relevance.

Dec
06
2007

Washington, D.C. - As the number of children accessing the Internet increases, so, too, does the likelihood that these youth will be exposed to inappropriate Web sites or encounter dangerous situations online. With this in mind, FOSI is holding its annual Conference and Exhibition on Dec. 6, 2007, at Washington, D.C.'s Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

Nov
12
2007

Representatives from a number of leading Child Protection organisations meeting at the Internet Governance Forum in Rio today, welcomed the commitment expressed by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon at the inaugural session of the second IGF for a strong focus on child protection online at the IGF.

Oct
23
2007

Milan, Italy - Washington - FlowInspect®, the leader in Internet Service Gateways, today announced that it has joined the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), the international non-profit organization whose mission is to identify and promote best practices, tools and methods for online safety. Marco Grillo, FlowInspect CEO, joins the FOSI Board to become a director of one of the world's leading self regulatory Internet bodies.

Oct
18
2007

Online child protection specialist Crisp Thinking has joined the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) to help drive awareness of online risks for young people and promote industry best practice. Crisp, which was founded by industry entrepreneur Adam Hildreth, has developed an abuse-detection engine that actively protects young people from the threat of online abuse.

Sep
26
2007

Madrid - Telefónica and the international organisation Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) are holding a series of educational-training workshops. "INTERACTIVE GENERATIONS: Growing up in a virtual world". Here, international representatives of several NGOs, government and industry will share their views on the impact of new technologies on the lives of children and their families.

Jul
09
2007

Washington, D.C. - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) has named Michael W. McKeehan as Chairman of its Board of Directors for a one-year term, according to an announcement made today by Stephen Balkam, the organization's chief executive officer. McKeehan is the director of Internet & Technology Policy for Verizon Communications, based in Washington, and has served on the FOSI board for three years.

Jun
18
2007

Miami, FL - The Website Ratings & Advisory Council (WRAAC) announced today that it recently passed the important and unprecedented milestone of labelling more than 100,000 of the most popular Web sites on the Internet.

Jun
12
2007

Online safety efforts and education are becoming more important. International cooperation and discussions are key to the development of a safer online environment for children.